West Indies have chosen the identical 13-man squad for the third T20I match in opposition to South Africa. Regardless of dropping the 2nd match of the bilateral collection, the hosts have chosen the identical gamers for the third T20I in Grenada, each in a bid to take a 2-1 collection lead and with a watch to the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in October.
After cruising to an eight-wicket win within the first T20I match off the again of a surprising 35-ball 71 from Evin Lewis, the West Indies fell solely 16 runs quick within the second T20I, as Kagiso Rabada (3/37) and George Linde (2/19) prevented one other batting onslaught.
West Indies Named Unchanged 13 Member Squad For third T20I
The Cricket West Indies choice panel named an unchanged 13-member squad for the third T20I in opposition to South Africa. The match shall be performed on the Grenada Nationwide Stadium on Tuesday, June 29. The five-match collection is presently 1-1 after the primary two thrilling matches.
Two-time World Champions, West Indies gained the collection opener by eight wickets on Saturday, whereas South Africa fought again to win the second match by 16 runs on Sunday. This collection kinds a part of the West Indies’ worldwide house season with a complete of 15 T20Is as they proceed preparations to defend their title on the ICC T20 World Cup to be performed later this yr.
Roger Harper, Lead Selector in an official launch stated: “The Choice Panel is blissful to retain the identical squad for the third CG Insurance coverage T20I. With this collection within the steadiness, we wish to give this squad one other alternative to show how nicely they will play collectively. We’re conscious that there are nonetheless quite a few T20Is forward so there shall be alternatives for different gamers going ahead.”
The collection is a part of a bumper 15-match T20I summer time for the hosts within the Caribbean, who can even host Australia and Pakistan for 5 matches every. The West Indies are defending World Champions within the format, with 5 members of the profitable 2016 squad that includes within the present collection.
Windies squad: Kieron Pollard (c), Nicholas Pooran, Fabien Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Kevin Sinclair.
Evin Lewis Smashes 35 Ball 71 In 1st T20I To Propel West Indies To Win However South Africa’s George Linde And Kagiso Rabada Bowls Proteas To Win In 2nd T20I
Within the 1st T20I, South Africa’s Van der Dussen completed unbeaten on 56 and was, by a long way, South Africa’s most achieved batter of the innings. For West Indies, Fabian Allen conceded simply 18 runs in his 4 overs at an financial system fee of 4.50, the very best within the match apart from choosing up 2 wickets. However Evin Lewis stole the present as his 71 off 35 balls batted South Africa out of the match.
1st T20I: West Indies 161 for two (Lewis 71, Gayle 32*, Shamsi 1-27) beat South Africa 160 for six (van der Dussen 56*, de Kock 37, Allen 2-18, Bravo 2-30) by eight wickets
Within the 2nd T20I, Temba Bavuma top-scored in his first win as T20I captain. Whereas Kagiso Rabada took wickets in the beginning and finish of the innings, South Africa had their spinners George Linde and Tabraiz Shamsi to thank for the win.
Between them, George Linde and Tabraiz Shamsi bowled eight overs, conceded 35 runs, and took three wickets to take West Indies from 62 for two within the ninth over to 70 for five within the 11th, in pursuit of 167. Regardless of late cameos from Jason Holder and Fabian Allen, the required fee proved too excessive.
2nd T20I: South Africa 166 for 7 (Bavuma 46, Hendricks 42, McCoy 3-25) beat West Indies 150 for 9 (Fletcher 35, Rabada 3-37) by 16 runs